Basic Site Details

Name: Cawdor Castle
City or county: Nairnshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Carver for Mackenzie & Matthews work: Goodwillie. HS claims that East Lodge may be by A & W Reid.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 10c. 1845  Sketch by R W Billings of panelling in drawing room
Item 2 of 10c. 1848  Extension of W wing, addition of short bay and tower to S wing begun
Item 3 of 1018541855 Additions. Library pavilon remodelled and baronialised. Also later men servants' bedrooms
Item 4 of 101867  Designs by James Matthews for the screen at E end of footbridge and postern gate. Infilling of S courtyard for rear entrance and service accommodation
Item 5 of 101869  Fresh designs for postern gate and remodelling of the causeway leading to the drawbridge.
Item 6 of 1018721878 Remodelling of upper levels of N Wing, addition of carved dormers and corbelled tower at the east end
Item 7 of 101874  Proposals for the infilling of the N courtyard to creat 'King Duncan's Hall' - not executed
Item 8 of 101884  Additions - new pavilion added to S of entrance drawbridge
Item 9 of 101888  Proposals for an arcade to be introduced at N courtyard (not executed)
Item 10 of 10190601962 Measured survey drawings

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 22Robert William BillingsArchitect c. 1845 Sketch of panelling in drawing room
Item 2 of 22James MatthewsArchitectCc. 1848 Extension of W wing, addition of short bay and tower to S wing begun
Item 3 of 22Mackenzie & MatthewsArchitectural practiceCc. 1848 Extension of W wing, addition of short bay and tower to S wing begun
Item 4 of 22Thomas MackenzieArchitectCc. 1848 Extension of W wing, addition of short bay and tower to S wing begun
Item 5 of 22James MatthewsArchitectA18541856Alterations - 'Gentle baronialisation'
Item 6 of 22Mackenzie & MatthewsArchitectural practiceA1854 Alterations - 'Gentle baronialisation'
Item 7 of 22Thomas MackenzieArchitectA1854 Alterations - 'Gentle baronialisation'
Item 8 of 22James MatthewsArchitectBAfter 1854 Also later - men servants' bedrooms
Item 9 of 22James MatthewsArchitectD1867 Designs by James Matthews for the screen at E end of footbridge. Infilling of S courtyard for rear entrance and service accommodation and postern gate
Item 10 of 22A & W ReidArchitectural practiceE1869 Fresh designs for postern gate and remodelling of the causeway leading to the drawbridge.
Item 11 of 22Alexander ReidArchitectE1869 Fresh designs for postern gate and remodelling of the causeway leading to the drawbridge.
Item 12 of 22William ReidArchitectE1869 Fresh designs for postern gate and remodelling of the causeway leading to the drawbridge.
Item 13 of 22A & W ReidArchitectural practiceF18721878Remodelling of upper levels of N Wing, addition of carved dormers and corbelled tower at the east end
Item 14 of 22Alexander ReidArchitectF18721878Remodelling of upper levels of N Wing, addition of carved dormers and corbelled tower at the east end
Item 15 of 22William ReidArchitectF18721878Remodelling of upper levels of N Wing, addition of carved dormers and corbelled tower at the east end
Item 16 of 22Audsley & AudsleyArchitectural practiceG1874 Proposals for the infilling of the N courtyard to creat 'King Duncan's Hall' - not executed
Item 17 of 22George Ashdown AudsleyArchitectG1874 Proposals for the infilling of the N courtyard to creat 'King Duncan's Hall' - not executed
Item 18 of 22William James AudsleyArchitectG1874 Proposals for the infilling of the N courtyard to creat 'King Duncan's Hall' - not executed
Item 19 of 22Alexander RossArchitect 1884 Additions - new pavilion added to S of entrance drawbridge
Item 20 of 22Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectH1888 Additions - new pavilion added to S of entrance drawbridge
Item 21 of 22Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceI19601962Measured survey drawings
Item 22 of 22Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectI19601962Measured survey drawings

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp272

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1728 
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1731East Lodge
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSList of jobs supplied by Mr Alistair Ross, Inverness (given to NMRS in 1950s) For Ross work
Item 4 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Andrew Wright from plans and documents in Charter Room at Cawdor
Item 5 of 5Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)